“There’s something out there waiting for us, and it ain’t no man. We’re all gonna die.”
After I first noticed this scene at 10 years outdated, it despatched a shiver down my backbone. This will get to the guts of what makes the Predator universe so freakin’ superior. It doesn’t matter in case you are a seasoned particular operations badass — if the Predator is looking you, you’re afraid. I’ve been an enormous fan ever since.
Years later, my fellow IllFonic members and I, contemporary off of our final sport, are brainstorming what we wish to make subsequent. We first assembled 12 years in the past to create video games based mostly off of films we love and Predator appeared like the proper match. One afternoon throughout E3, Jared (Gerritzen), Jordan (Mathewson) and I shared our concept that acquired the whole workforce amped up. You may inform we’re a workforce of passionate film and online game followers.
As soon as we selected Predator, it was clear this wanted to be a shooter that needed to feel and appear genuine. Our workforce’s ardour for Predator helped us launch the partnership with Sony Interactive Leisure and Fox. Not solely do these powerhouses imagine in our imaginative and prescient, which has made this a dream venture, they perceive what we wish to create. They’ve given us a lot to work with and are empowering us to create one thing new for followers, whereas increasing the lore of the Predator. Having that high quality bar raised by our companions has been an incredible driver for creating an incredible sport.
So how does Predator: Looking Grounds play? We’re nonetheless fairly early in growth – the sport is due out subsequent yr – however I may give you some preliminary particulars about this aggressive on-line multiplayer expertise*.
For starters, we’re huge followers of asymmetrical multiplayer experiences, and we’re constructing off our previous successes in an entire new manner with Predator: Looking Grounds.
One group of gamers will management members of an elite Fireteam who pack state-of-the-art typical firepower, from shotguns and SMGs to sniper rifles and extra.
In the meantime, one participant will management the Predator: a stealthy, acrobatic killing machine bristling with unique alien expertise such because the notorious Plasmacaster.
Because the Fireteam try to hold out paramilitary missions – annihilating dangerous guys and recovering vital gadgets – the Predator will probably be closing in, utilizing its superior imaginative and prescient mode to trace and ambush its prey.
Creating an immersive world for the Predator universe has been so rewarding for our workforce. We’re huge followers of this IP, and it’s made us carefully study each facet of the sport to make sure we’re staying true to the world. Fox has been an unbelievable a part of this course of.
Our motto at IllFonic is “Gameplay over everything” and we imagine that will probably be evident the second gamers enter the looking grounds. There will probably be surprises in retailer for everybody when the sport launches subsequent yr.
That is only the start, so stick round. We’ll have extra Predator: Looking Grounds updates coming within the close to future.
*Web connection and PlayStation Plus (offered individually) required for on-line multiplayer.